Closse Residence

Have you ever dreamed of remodeling the home your father built in the 1960s? This client of Nature Humaine architects was fortunate enough to do just that with father-approved common sense and unadorned style. Continue reading


St. Dominique Residence

Slick modern design meets honest industrial in this Montreal apartment. The family of four’s home is on the second floor of a 1920s building that originally housed a soup factory. Anne Sophie Goneau produced a home with open living and individual private spaces. Continue reading


Vedbaek House

Beauty is truly in the details of this 1862 fishing cottage, now the family home of architect Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen, cofounder of Norm Architects. The charm of the original structure, lying outside Copenhagen, remains. Yet the modern interventions blend perfectly with the quirkiness of days gone by. Continue reading


Host Restaurant

Today’s special is a dramatic and bold dining experience served with reconstructed farmhouse flair. In Copenhagen, Host Restaurant, designed by Norm Architects, is an urban oasis. On multiple levels the establishment has captured the expected Scandinavian warmth through unexpected twists. Continue reading


Le 205

A former Montreal workshop now bachelor pad defies the expectations of this type of home. Chris Barrie of Atelier Moderno revitalized the space for himself and his two teenage sons. It’s a one floor brick building on a corner lot so three sides boast plenty of windows. The roof terrace’s outdoor space is a luxury in the urban setting. And it’s partially shaded by the taller adjoining structure. Continue reading


2014 Decorator Showcase – Mixologist’s Quarters

Kid in a candy store is what I envision in this dynamic design by Reba Jones of Butler Armsden Architects. Or, more accurately, it is the dream space of every stylish adult mixologist. Forget the wine cellar as the bold flair of classic and modern cocktails gains popularity again. Continue reading


Hotel Consolacion

Hotel Consolacion describes itself as a “delicious hotel and restaurant”. Although this is an appropriate descriptor, it is so much more. For those of you looking for a lovely hotel in an undiscovered region of Spain, look no farther than this hidden gem nestled in the hills of the Matarrana region located in the eastern region of Spain. Continue reading


Gruener Baum Hotel

A perfect alignment of historic architecture, a stunning alpine environment, a tiny medieval walled city, and modern interiors awaits you at this South Tyrolean hotel. The 500-year-old inn has been revived by architects Dr. Andreas Flora and Dr. Christian Kapeller as a 10 room guest home. Continue reading


Corkellis House

It is such an indulgence to peek inside the home of a designer, especially one that she designed and built. Kathryn Tyler, Linea Studio, carefully and thoughtfully designed her home and studio in Cornwall, UK, around her collection of mid-century modern furniture. Her collection began while she was studying graphic design and was seeking affordable lasting pieces to fill her student apartment. Continue reading


Grand Tour

The essence of this apartment in Bari, Italy, is a personal history of the clients and their culture. Its grand tour of local, regional, and international architecture, past, and present, builds a deep connection and comfort in the spatial design and interior furnishings of this modern home. Andrea Marcante and Adelaide Testa designed a richly layered space with materials, forms, and patterns that represent their clients’ life story. Continue reading